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    I started my aquarium about a month ago. I added three fish to start the cycle one died a month week later a added three more fish. Here is my question i tested the water the ammonia read. 5 stress and the nitrites read 1.0 stress i did a 25%added water change it still tests the same is that normal?

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    What kind of tests are you using?
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    It can be if you are not changing enough water

    You should be basing the size of your water changes on the amount of ammonia or nitrites in your water. As a example of wait I mean: If you have 1ppm and you want to lower it to 0.25ppm, you would need to complete a 75% water or two 37% water changes pretty close together

    Try some larger water changes to bring down those levels
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    Plus one to the advice above ^^^^^ Increase your water changes to lower the ammonia and nitrites. Your fish will thank you.
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